Hornsey Parish Church Choir is a high quality choir based in Hornsey Parish Church, Cranley Gardens. We sing a Eucharist service at 10:30am on Sundays, occasional Evensongs and Complines, and perform regular concerts of sacred music with professional soloists. The annual services of The Wait (Advent), Nine Lessons and Carols (Christmas) and Easter Vigil (Easter) are among the finest in London. Hornsey Parish Church has a large and appreciative congregation.
The choir comprises some 12 voluntary singers and 4 paid choral scholars. We welcome new members who have a facility with sight reading and a passion for the choral liturgy. There is no subscription fee and no formal audition. To join the choir, please contact Dr. Edward Hughes ([email protected]) who will arrange a short range test. Our singers are adults of all ages and all walks of life: a diverse, friendly, committed and musical community.
The choir rehearses weekly on Thursdays 7:30pm – 8:45pm, and meets for a Sunday morning rehearsal at 9:30am. We aim for high musical standards across a wide ranging repertoire, spanning Renaissance polyphony to contemporary anthems and mass settings. Recent performance highlights have included: Dvořák Te Deum with professional soloists; Tavener Mother of God in the round by candlelight; Young The Night at Evensong in St. Michael’s Highgate; Bowden Ice Carol, a new commission for Hornsey Parish Church Choir.
The choir also has a lively social life, with regular suppers, garden parties and post-concert celebrations, often involving the wider church community. The choir regularly participates in the vibrant musical life of North London, including appearances in the Crouch End Festival and joint services with the choir of St. Michael’s, Highgate.